Yukon River

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day10

    Claim 33 Gold Panning

    August 22, 2017 in Canada

    Following in the steps of the miners, we try our hand at gold panning. We get some small flakes and we get to take them home. This place is an interesting collection of old buildings and wares but it is still actively mined.

  • Day10

    Dawson City Walk

    August 22, 2017 in Canada

    Dawson still looks very much like a gold frontier town with wooden clapboard buildings and wooden sidewalks. There is a strict building code in place and all must comply to the code. Buildings are painted in a colourful way. The roads are dirt with no gutters.

  • Day302

    Yukon - Dawson City

    July 12 in Canada

    After a few days with lots of driving we were all excited to finally reach the Yukon! But just before Yukon we spent one night at the beautiful Boya Lake campground where we used the perfect weather for kayaking. And now also the days got longer. It's strange to still have bright daylight at 10pm.
    Dawson City itself is like from a different world. It feels like walking through streets from a western movie town - so cool. And of course I couldn't miss out on the famous sourtoe cocktail (video proofed). 😅 We also visited an old gold mining dredge (Dawson area is well known for the gold rush) and had an amazing view from the midnight dome where we spent one night up there on our way back from the Dempster Hwy.Read more

  • Day7

    Schlammig, naß, schmutzig. Viele gestrandete Personen, sehr spezielles Völkchen. Alte heruntergekommene Stadt, die von der verklärten Vergangenheit lebt.
    Rezeption ältere versoffene Frau, besser schießen als kochen kann 😉

  • Day8

    Rundgang Dawson / Führung

    August 9 in Canada

    Tolle Führung mit Schauspieler und begeisterndem Führer. Dawson wurde als Stadt der Umverteilung dargestellt. Die Goldsucher fanden den Treibstoff, der Dawson erblühen ließ. Beispiel: Kostete der Wiskey in Skagway noch 2,5 so konnte man ihn am Lake Bennette schon für 25 kaufen und so weiter. Banken tauschten das Gold - übrigens gleich welcher Qualität / da sind Unterschiede zwischen dem oberen Bereich des Bonanza Creeks und Funden aus dem oberen Bereich einmal durch die Form und zum anderen durch den Grad der Fremdeinschlüsse - in Papiergeld, das natürlcih besser zu "teilen" war. So war es möglich einen geordneteren Handel zu treiben. Beispiel: Was kostet ein Glas Wiskey? Einen Nugget minderer Qualität einen halben besserer Qualität, wie groß muß ein solcher Nugget sein. Dies alles ist durch Papiergeld stark zu vereinfachen. Auf der anderen Seite verdienten die Banken daran, daß sie bessere Qualitäten zu ungünstigen Preisen kauften, schlechteaber sicher zu besseren Preisen, jedoch immer so, daß es am Ende für die Bank ein Gewinn war..
    Dawson brannte in seiner Zeit drei mal fast vollständig ab. Holzhäuser und sehr enge Bauweise.
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  • Day44

    Dawson city, Yukon

    July 11, 2017 in Canada

    Our endless conundrum when travelling has been to what extent we book in advance. Do we plan and avoid the of risk being stranded somewhere without transport or accommodation or do we wing it and find the best places along the way? Dawson City was one of those mistakes. We spent too long in Fairbanks and only found out when we were there that Dawson City had more to offer! But we enjoyed our 1 night there - watched the tourists line up for the sour toe cocktail (yes, you literally drink a shot with a human toe in it, being super careful not to get the toe in your mouth - not only is it A TOE, but it's also being slobbered on by over 100,000 people apparently..). Suffice to say we didn't try it. Had a few drinks in Bombay Peggy's - nice atmosphere and great beer!Read more

  • Day27


    June 13 in Canada

    Arrived in Dawson City mid-afternoon. We found a great site at the government campground just across the river. We did a little sightseeing and then back to camp where we met a group of film makers and writers who live in Dawson and camped beside us. We chatted the night away and before going to bed at 2 am we were invited to a screening of local films. By the way, in one of the pictures below, you can see a scar on the mountain above the city. This landslide is named Moosehide Slide. It is a prehistoric slide but the ground continues to move averaging approx 4.5 cm a year. In this way it is more like an earth glacier than a true landslide. The sagging buildings are a result of building on premafrost and expecting to heat said building.Read more

  • Day27

    Enroute to Dawson City

    June 13 in Canada

    We travelled to Dawson City today. Enroute we stopped to enjoy the view of the Tintina Trench. The trench runs from Alaska in a South Easterly direction across the centre of the Yukon. We were also lucky enough to come across these swans and basking butterflies

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